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Young named All-Ohioan

Upper Sandusky senior Evan Young was named a Division II third-team All-Ohio boys basketball player Tuesday by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. Young averaged 17.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.8 steals for the 24-1 Rams, who captured the Northern 10 Athletic ...

H-L’s Jury named 3rd team all-Ohio

Even though the boys state tournament is postponed at this point, the all-Ohio lists were released Monday. Just a few local players were on the lists for Division IV and III. In Division IV, Hopewell-Loudon senior, and Lake Erie commit, Jordyn Jury was named to the third team. Jury, who ...

Grapplers in hiatus

The state wrestling tournament was already slated to be a little different this year. Instead of the familiar Thursday through Saturday schedule, the Ohio High School Athletic Association last spring announced this year’s event would run Friday through Sunday. Then last Wednesday, due to ...

With no wrestling tournament, a game of rock paper scissors broke out

There may not be a state wrestling tournament this year. There will, however, at least be one 106-pound champion. When the Ohio High School Athletic Association decided last week to postpone the winter state sports tournaments for at least three weeks, a few of the Division III 106-pounders ...

OHSAA postpones winter tournaments

COLUMBUS — After limiting spectators at winter tournaments Tuesday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced that all remaining winter tournaments are immediately postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 in a press release Thursday. The suspended tournaments include girls state ...

Columbian Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

The Columbian Athletic Hall of Fame released its 2020 class Tuesday. Lewis Hawk (posthumously), band director; Amy (Schar) Cooper, 1991; Steve Gilbert, head coach; Clifford “Pete” Dull, 1964; Tomi (Gernert) Bateman, 1998; Larry Kisabeth, head coach/administrator; Jill Stein, 2010; 1998 ...

Rams to battle unbeaten Indians in semis

Upper Sandusky has hurdled a bunch of roadblocks amid a 24-1 season. With losing players to injuries, dismissals or just the overall grind of a 16-game Northern 10 Athletic Conference season, the Rams have conquered them all. Due to the threat of coronavirus spreading, the attendance at ...

Coronavirus concerns change things at this year’s meet

Being at state is nothing new for some, but there will be new experiences for everyone this year. At least those who are there. A planned shift in schedule wound up coupled with a recent severe reduction in allowed attendance after the Ohio High School Athletic Association had to scramble ...

Tornado trio confident it can ‘get stuff done’

Columbian’s wrestlers have talent. That’s obvious. The Tornadoes are sending three athletes to Friday’s OHSAA state meet. They also have confidence, and high expectations. Each wrestler has a story. Brody Conley is going back to Columbus after finishing fourth at 145 pounds as a ...

Area D-III grapplers set for Columbus

There’s a mix of unfinished business and new experiences among the area Division III grapplers headed to the state wrestling tournament this year. Three of the five qualifiers have been there before, but only two have placed in the past. Carey senior 182-pounder Tanner May (38-2) has had ...

District champion Bellevue, Clyde and Rams looking for success at state

Bellevue has the most chances to have a wrestler on the podium this weekend, but Clyde and Upper Sandusky also want their athletes to end up there as well. Five Bellevue wrestlers, two from Clyde and one from Upper Sandusky will hit the mats to a smaller crowd at the Schottenstein Center this ...

Parkway slips by Calvert in tight regional semifinal

BOWLING GREEN — Calvert ended up with two chances to knock off Parkway. But each time — first on a jumper in the paint from Blake Ronski, and then on a beyond halfcourt heave by Nick Seifert — the ball just dropped harmlessly from the rim. And thus, Calvert’s remarkable run to the ...

Chieftains’ Elmore first team all-Ohio

Coming into this season, Hopewell-Loudon junior MaKayla Elmore already was a two-time all-state player. Well, now you can make it three. Elmore, a 6-foot-3 post, had another fabulous season for the Chieftains, who went undefeated in the regular season. Elmore averaged 24.1 points, 10.9 ...

Calvert, Parkway each unfamiliar with regional atmosphere

Parkway can pose some problems. Calvert coach Jon Otterbacher knows that. “They play out of the MAC, a known (athletic) powerhouse,” the Calvert coach said. But despite that, Calvert’s opponent in tonight’s Division IV regional semifinal has something in common with the ...

Briefs

REGIONAL TICKETS: Upper Sandusky's boys will play Lima Shawnee in the 6:15 p.m. regional game Thursday at the Bowling Green State University Stroh Center. Presale tickets will be sold for $7 at the Upper Sandusky athletic office 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today through Wednesday, and 5-7 p.m. Monday. No ...

TC gets 3 to state; Bellevue wins 1st district title

NORWALK — Columbian had five wrestlers competing Saturday at the Division II district meet in Norwalk. The hope, as stated by coach Travis Salyer and a few of the athletes, was to get all five to state next week in Columbus. That didn’t happen. But the Tornadoes still had quite a ...

Bucks run out of time in regional final loss

MASSILLON — For the longest time, Buckeye Central struggled offensively. It seemingly did not even look like the Bucks would even get to 20 points against a tough Cornerstone Christian Academy team. Buckeye Central got things going late in the third quarter and cut what was once a ...

Runner-up trio tops area district effort

NAPOLEON — Lakota’s Trevor Franks suffered his first loss of the year in Saturday’s district finals. He’ll get a chance to bounce back on the state’s biggest stage. Franks and two other area grapplers claimed second and two other locals also gained state berths at the Division III ...

TU’s Ceja, Lee in national semifinals

ADRIAN, Mich. — Two Tiffin University women’s wrestlers reached the semifinals and four others continued on through the consolation rounds Friday on the first day at the 2020 Cliff Keen National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships. The tournament concludes today, with Tiffin ...